New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday mocked the parties joining the opposition’s grand alliance saying no force has been able to save the parties that have made an alliance with Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party. Speaking at a public gathering, Rajnath Singh said that the sole agenda of the grand alliance is to remove Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister.

Singh further said that he hopes the parties don’t end up running a #MeToo campaign against the Congress after its betrayal. “Jo bhi Congress ke saath gaya, usko mitne se duniya ki koi taakat nahi bacha paayi. Baad mein kahin aise haalat na ho jaayein, saari vipakshi partiyan gathbandhan kar lein aur bad mein jab Congress se dhoka kha jaayein, to #MeToo campaign chalane ke liye majboor ho jaayein,” he said.


Rajnath Singh’s remarks came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed opposition parties’ plan to form a ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) as a “failed idea,” saying they want a weaker government at the Centre. “The parties first fight with each other. But whenever they get a chance, they come together to grab power,” he had said.

Referring to the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in Karnataka, PM Modi said, “Before elections, they misled the people by attacking each other. And when it was time to form government, they did not waste any time to come together.” Attacking the grand alliance even more, he said, “When there is a strong government at the Centre, then whole country is benefited. In case of a weaker Centre, only the leaders of an alliance get benefited.”

As far as the #MeToo campaign is concerned, the movement gathered pace when actor Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar and choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexually harassing her during a shoot on the sets of Horn Ok Please. Soon after, many women from the media and film industry came out accusing some of the known names of sexual harassment.